SAT JANUARY 16, 2016 | PARTNER RELAY
100 air squats
100 wall ball shots
100 back extensions
Dianne hates, hates, hates partner WODs. She attended the 9:45 session and I immediately let her know that I’d be her partner. Ha! This didn’t turn out very well.
We began with an 800m run and she and I led the charge. We completed 1o0 air squats, often in reps of 10 or 15, with Dianne deciding when we needed rest. We completed 100 sit-ups whilst facing each other and pat-a-caking after each rep, completing in sets of 10 and (with my urging) a couple of sets of 15. We began completing wall ball shots (16# & 9′) and made it through rep 17 when Dianne let me know she felt like she was going to throw up. She eventually did so.
I completed the remainder of the workout solo, finishing wall ball shots in no less than 10 reps at a time, both pull-ups and pushups in sets of 15 & 10 reps, back extensions beginning with a set of 47 reps (I just couldn’t will myself to make it to 50), and lunges with 4 sets of 25 reps. I then thought, “If this is truly a level playing field, you’ll need to complete Dianne’s pull-ups and pushups.” I did so, once again in sets of 15 & 10 reps. I finished with another easy 800m run.
Time = 33:49
‘Twas the fastest time of the day, but I did not record in Wodify.
I overhead Dianne talking to Jeff and some others and saying, “He goes so fast.” “I was going at your pace, Dianne. And it was slooooow.” Ha!
As I was leaving Dianne looked at me and said, “You’re not human.” “Are you calling me inhuman?” I asked.
SUN JANUARY 17, 2016 | ONE MINUTE AT A TIME
Work 1 minute; rest 1 minute (rest 3 minutes between before beginning 2nd go around of activities)
Complete 2 times
-Press (65/55% of bodyweight)
-Ground to overhead (snatch or C&J)
-Sumo deadlift high pull
I worked out during CrossFit Kids, attempting to be as quiet as I could be (but often being far too loud). I didn’t swear a single time. Yay! I rounded up to 95# (65% of bodyweight) and kept that weight for all activities, you know, as prescribed.
I should’ve warmed up more before beginning. Dammit. I completed 15 presses both rounds, 10 & 9 (missed the final rep of the second round) OHS, 20 & 23 push presses, 21 & 23 front squats, 21 & 17 power jerks (my arms were getting very tired by the second round), 21 & 23 back squats, 10 G2O (snatches and C&Js) both rounds, and 16 & 17 SDHPs. Thus, with the exception of OHS and power jerk, I completed the same number of or more reps than the first time I completed the activity.
Total = 269 reps
As I mentioned to athletes, this was as much an endurance as it was a strength workout. With the exception of G2O, I rested each and every round, often working 30, resting 10, and working another 20 seconds.